Tsuba with design of birds, stream and grasses

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Kato Shigemitsu (Japanese, 1747–1824), School Aizu School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 9.2 x 0.4 cm (3 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2266

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kato Shigemitsu, with a kao
加藤重光(花押)

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund